07 April 2007

Benjamin Franklin

Can you tell when I am procrastinating in regards to homework. Well, that or I have finished said homework. This is interesting none the less.


Scientific progress, Franklin commented, occasions my regretting sometimes that I was born so soon. It is impossible to imagine the height to which may be carried in a thousand years, the power of man over matter. We may perhaps learn to deprive large masses of their gravity, and give them absolute levity, for the sake of easy transport. Agriculture may diminish its labor and double its produce; all diseases may by sure means be prevented or cured, not excepting even that of old age, and our lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian standard.

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